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Matt Davidson's True 2018 Outlook

April 2, 2018 at 1:07 pm

The 27-year-old made a splash on MLB Opening Day when he smashed 3 long balls with 5 RBIs to go along with it. Heading into his 2nd full season (4th total), the 1B/3B is looking to capitalize on his 26 HR and revamp his .220 BA from 2017. After his historic opening day performance, his fantasy ownership raised to over 70% in one day. So, what are his realistic expectations for 2018?

There are two types of scenarios for Davidson this year: Is he a “Chris Davis” power hungry one trick pony, or does he have the capability to become a top 25 player? If scenario A is true, he is no more than a top 150 guy when sacrificing average, SLG, and OBP.

Let’s be real. He’s a career .228 hitter, .469 slugger, and .748 OBS. Nothing shows any sustainable signs of turning this around in 2018 long term. However; he is currently worth a pick up today and can be a “sell high” option when the time comes. If he maintains a top 25 status by the end of April, that would be the ideal “sell time.” Enough proven worth without the argument of a “hot streak/start.” In four weeks’ time, you should either sell high or drop him (aka doesn’t maintain this type of production.)

2018 Predictions:

33 HR
.233 AVG
.282 OBP
.444 SLG

3 comments to this topic | Share:

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Posted 02 April 2018

Looking at the Eric Thames of 2018. HRs and nothing else isn’t what you want on your team. To win 1 cat and punt a few others is not a smart play.

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Posted 02 April 2018

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Posted 03 April 2018

Overrated in my books.

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